Food Facts

Oct 31, 2014 17:59 pm - Posted by

How many times have you called ”Pasta”, Macaroni? I know you lost count! This is a common mistake here in Rwanda where people refer to Pasta as Macaroni or Spaghetti. Macaroni, is one type of pasta, the word derives from the Sicilian language and means manipulating dough with energy, and Spaghetti is just a plural form of pasta. The d

Oct 01, 2014 19:40 pm - Posted by

[caption id="attachment_2471" align="alignnone" width="500"] Vegetarian or meat-eater[/caption] This is one of the most open-ended, fluid and emotionally intense debates that we have observed over the last years. One of the reasons is the diverse range of topics it encompasses, which are still in a way unresolved and these include; health, nu

Jun 25, 2014 8:22 am - Posted by

The traditional Rwandan diet, with its focus on vitamin-rich beans and heart-healthy starches like cassava and sweet potato, is actually incredibly good for you. What isn’t good for your body and health are some of the Western-style foods that have been adopted by Rwandans over the years. Some of these foods claim to be healthy, but although the

Jun 22, 2014 19:03 pm - Posted by
Along with mangos and bananas, avocados are one of the fruits that thrive in Rwanda. They are extremely easy to cut up and place alongside a meal, or just use as a snack. Avocados are mostly eaten plain, and they taste good that way. But there are also many other ways that the versatile avocado can be eaten. If you are an avocado-lover, or if you are growing tired of using it as just a garnish, here are ten new ways you can make use of this vitamin-filled fruit! Use it on toast Mashed avocado
Jun 18, 2014 8:03 am - Posted by

[caption id="attachment_2170" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Leafy foods have numerous health benefits[/caption] What is the healthiest food in the world? Is it meat, or milk? Surprisingly, no. According to scientists, the foods that have the most nutrition for their weight are leafy greens like spinach, lettuce and cabbage. These leafy greens

Apr 13, 2013 16:58 pm - Posted by

To some people, eating meat is eating healthy and people who are not privileged to enjoy this meal often tend to like it so much. On the contrary, vegetables are much more important to human health than eating meat every day. Though meat is considered a healthy component of a balanced diet, it poses health risks if your diet contains too muc

Mar 12, 2013 14:51 pm - Posted by
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  It’s hard to believe, but the spices that add such wonderful flavor and fragrance to your baked pies, muffins, cookies and cakes can also add unique medicinal value to your health. Scientific evidence has shown, through clinical trials and studies, that a few of your favorite ingredients can also have great impact on your health and

Feb 22, 2013 5:17 am - Posted by
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Some important indicators for honey fit for human consumption include crucial parameters that are tested by Rwanda Bureau Standards (RBS) laboratories with intention to not only ensure honey quality for trade but help honey processors improve that sector. Honey is a sweet food made by bees using nectar from flowers. The variety produced by hon

Jan 20, 2013 13:48 pm - Posted by
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Cinnamon is a spice with a good flavour that we can enjoy, and is also healthy for us.   In different parts of Rwanda, the cinnamon spice is commonly taken in tea— preferably in white tea and not as a spice used in food; people living in Kigali City know that most Nyamirambo dwellers prefer the spice. It is available at several market